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Jul 5, 2011 10:00am EDT
foreign investment every month were india takes it in over -- every year and they only grow 2% faster than india. it is not as impressive as it appears. massive investment, a huge number of airports, highways, high-speed rail. if you look at what you are getting out of it in terms of the return of investment, not as investment. china has a huge problem that they face. the u.n. can out with a report that pointed out that china will have a demographic collapse of the next 25 years. they will lose 400 million people. there is no point in human history in which you have had a dominant power in the world that is also declining demographically. it simply does not happen. if you want to look at what a country in demographic decline looks like, look at japan. how powerful is it? politically, even if china is the largest economy in the world, and those numbers are all based on purchasing power parity where there gdp gets inflated because the cost of a hair cut is less than one in toronto, but your international power does not depend on the price of hair cuts but foreign aid, oil, and international
CSPAN
Jul 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
assistance to countries like china and india to implement renewable energy programs. at a time when our nation is broke, and we are broke, why are we sending taxpayer money to our foreign competition? i urge support of this amendment. and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from indiana. mr. visclosky: i rise in opposition to the gentleman's amendment. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. visclosky: i would point out to my colleagues that the amendment, as stated by the gentleman, would eliminate all funding for the office of energy efficiency and renewable energy. the bill already includes a reduction of $491 million from the current-year level, which is a 25% cut. the debate relative to energy policy in this house not necessarily restricted to this amendment, talks about subsidies. but there are two parts to a federal budget. there are spending side issues and revenue and tax-side issues. i would hazard to guess, there isn't an energy source in the united states of america, be it coal, nuclear, gas, solar, wind, do
CSPAN
Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm EDT
facilities in china and india become more efficient. that's great, but why are we helping them with money we borrow from them to make their industries more efficient. then we improve energy efficiency in the chinese building secor. let's strengthen our economic opponents with money we borrowed from them. in fact, the t.o.e. announced a $25 million project over the next five years to support the u.s.-india joint clean energy research and development center. why isn't it a u.s. research and development cent her why are we spending hard-earned, hard-borrowed daughters overseas? even more programs, one to promote energy efficiency in indian software companies. unbelievable. why promote -- why aren't we promoting nrnl efficiency in american companies? partnering with kazakhstan to increase their vehicle efficiency productive iity. i like the automobile business, why don't we work on it here. energy centers in peru and costa rica. windmills in mexico. we're building windmills in mexico. renewable energy strategy developed in the caribbean and windmills in the dominican republic. ladies and gentlem
CSPAN
Jul 19, 2011 5:00pm EDT
, they go other places and when they go other places like china, india, mexico, vietnam, they take our jobs with them. i've heard a lot about medicare. the only party in this house who has cut medicare is the democrat party. $500 billion out of medicare in an ipab bill that is going to ration care for our seniors. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair would remind members to heed the gavel. the gentleman from maryland. mr. van hollen: mr. speaker, i would urge my colleagues to look at the congressional budget office analysis of the impact of the republican budget on senior citizens on medicare. essentially what they do is give seniors a raw deal compared to what members of congress get themselves. anda raw deal in a big way. -- a raw deal in a big way. with that i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from ohio. mr. jordan: yield one minute to dr. fleming. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from louisiana. mr. fleming: thank you. mr. speaker, but for the president of the united states who serves today and a democrat-co
CSPAN
Jul 14, 2011 1:00pm EDT
are only spending 2% of our g.d.p. on our infrastructure. and while china and india are spending 10% of their g.d.p. reinvesting back into their country, and we will lose the future if we do not make these investments. these are critical to the competitiveness of the united states. these -- both the dams that need to be built and the high-speed rail. and the roads and the combined sewer and the airports and the ports and the highways and the bridges. we need to invest in all of these things. our country is crumbling. and we can't have members say we only need to make this one investment for this one dam because it's in my district and because i know families who have been hurt. we've got to elevate ourselves and look what needs to be done in the entirety of the whole country and how are we going to compete against china, how are we going to compete against india, how are we going to be globally competitive. all of these investments need to be made, including the economic development and the private investment that can be drawn in through high-speed rail. i yield back the balance of
CSPAN
Jul 29, 2011 10:00am EDT
you are in africa, china, india or others. the biggest picture here is a combination of dealing with the substance and -- with the substantive challenges that europe, the u.s. and japan face, but also what role will we play in shaping the international system. if we have some incredible opportunities. we do not have to look at gloom and doom in this. there are lots of opportunities in africa. china has grown. it depends on how you look at the world, the pair are great opportunities, but they have to be seized and we -- but there are great opportunities, and i have to be seized. >> world bank president robert selleck earlier today. we are waiting to take you live in just a moment back to just outside the senate chamber. we're hoping to hear from senators following the caucus this morning with senator harry reid and others. it looks like there will be taking up the deficit and debt reduction plan. it looks like they're dealing with morning business through 3:00 this afternoon. meanwhile, and the house side, the house rules committee will meet to take up the revised boehner package
CSPAN
Jul 1, 2011 10:00am EDT
, india, and brazil. for a long time, we were told that the best way to win that competition was to undermine consumer protection, undermine clean air and clean water laws, hand out tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. that was the idea that helped for close to a decade. -- held sway or close to a decade. it did not work out very well. if you look at our history, it has never worked out real well. -- very well. america was built on the hard work and ingenuity of our people and our businesses. we also set up a free system of public schools. a generation was sent to college on the gi bill. we constructed roads and highways that span a continent and through investments in research and technology, we send a man to the moon. we launched the information age and created the internet. we created millions of jobs along the way. that is how you build a strong nation. that is how you build a strong middle class, by making the investments that are needed and always looking out over the horizon. we believe in business. we believe in free markets. we also believe in making sure eve
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm EDT
is with the reasons. when i was in some area in india where the malaria mosquito -- out of fear, there were questions. necessary. emotional system is such. more self-centered attitude here, more fear, more anxiety, more stress. >> they need you to project your voice. >> i think this should be sufficient. there are two levels of fear. one fear is with reasons. when a mad dog comes ready to bite, if you are still meditating compassion, it is rather foolish. [laughter] another kind of fear is protection. when you talk of fear, it is a bottled emotion. there are many other emotions. fehr -- fear -- selfish is part of our nature. without that, we would be like a robot. we cannot survive. therefore, we are selfish. wise selfish is much better than foolish selfish. it brings more fear. more suspicion. this unnecessary source of suspicion, it is based on the distressed, selfishness. -- this trust, selfishness. brotherhood, sisterhood. everybody wants happiness. i am one of them. the more the rest of the community is healthy, i get more happiness. there is no way to gain maximum benefit to oneself for getting
CSPAN
Jul 19, 2011 10:00am EDT
or will the leadership pass to china or india or to some other place? this is the great issue confronting the people of the united states, and it's the great issue confronting us here in congress as well. let's get our fiscal house in order. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey yields back the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois, mr. quigley, for five minutes. mr. quigley: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, an american president once wrote a letter to the senate majority leader urging him to raise the debt ceiling. the president wrote, "the consequences of a serious prospect of default for the united states is impossible to predict and awesome to contemplate. denegation of the full credit of the united states would have substantial impact on the domestic financial markets and on the value of the dollar in exchange markets." that president's name was ronald reagan and the year was 1983. he closes under the senate majority leader howard baker saying, the risks, the costs, the incalcul
CSPAN
Jul 26, 2011 10:00am EDT
. this bill says companies have a right to outsource work to china, india, or wherever, even when they break the law when they do it. that is why this bill should be named the job out sorcerers bill of rights. republican intentions are clear. first they are coming for workers' rights, and then their jobs. today, in the american workplace, it is illegal to retaliate on workers exercising their rights under the laws of the country. these rights include the right to include and form a union, the right to strike, or even the right to sign a petition, asking for a raise or better safety equipment. but under this bill, these red become meaningless because there will be no effective remedy when jobs are outsourced and companies retaliate against those workers for exercising their right. no longer will there be a remedy for those workers. without an effective remedy, the republican's outsourcing bill of rights will make it easier to ship jobs overseas. it will also create a race to the bottom for american workers. workers will be exercise their rights less frequently. working conditions will all get
CSPAN
Jul 27, 2011 10:00am EDT
could provide countless other examples from afghanistan to india to saudi arabia. we're fortunate to live in a country that was founded by religious refugees on principles of tolerance. but it is important that we do everything we can to ensure that religious minorities elsewhere in the world enjoy the freedoms and protections they deserve, the freedoms and protections enjoyed by all americans, appointing this special envoy will be an important step in that direction and i urge my colleagues to support this bill. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. smith: i yield such time as he may consume to the distinguished chairman of the subcommittee on justice for the appropriations committee, the author of h.r. 440, frank wolf. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for as much time as he may consume. . mr. wolf: i want to thank chairman ros-lehtinen for her support and mr. berman for his support and mr. smith for his help. i also want to thank some key staff members whose hard wor
CSPAN
Jul 7, 2011 10:00am EDT
the community as chuck. during world war ii, he served as an army first lieutenant in the china, india, and burma theatre. after earning a masters from harvard university, he worked as a professor of economics at his alma mater, the university of dayton. he later became chairman of the university of dayton's economic department in 1962. before his election to congress in 1966, chuck was a three-term member of both the ohio state senate and the ohio general assembly. while serving in the state house, he wrote ohio's first fair housing law. while in congress, chuck retained his seat handily in every general election, even running unopposed for re-election in 1974. as a member of the house armed services committee, chuck worked to move our military to an all-volunteer army. the nixon administration in developing legislation on this issue adopted many of his recommendations, and today the u.s. has an entirely all volunteer active duty military force. in addition, he was focused on social reforms and supported the landmark civil rights act of 1964. he was also one of the most traveled membe
CSPAN
Jul 14, 2011 10:00am EDT
september 11 and the global war on terrorism. our sympathy to the people of india who yet suffered another terrorist attack on the people of mumbai. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina rise? >> i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. butterfield: madam speaker, i rise today to pay tribute to bishop f.c. barnes, a great friend and distinguished american who has passed away at the age of 82. 52 years ago bishop barnes founded holy church and continued as senior pastor until his death. the church congregation grew from a few members to a few hundred. he was a world renowned vocalist, known for his extraordinary musical talent. he recorded many productions including the award-winning "rough side of the mountain." the loss is irreplaceable. his enormous contribution to his church, the county and indeed the nation are deeply appreciated and recognized on this day. bishop barnes leaves a strong and loving family, including his church family who w
CSPAN
Jul 8, 2011 1:00pm EDT
served as associate dean of the india program, the associate dean of the school a bachelor science, welcome. commissioner northrop is -- the honorable, in fact. she serves the third congressional district of kentucky, representing liberal district in the united states house of representatives as a republican. before her tenure in congress, she served in the kentucky house of representatives for nine years. from 1987 to 1996. july 30, 2009, president obama nominated her to a seat on the consumer product safety commission and was confirmed by the senate on august 7, 2009. welcome. commissioner robert mcdowell was first appointed to a seat on the federal communication commission by president bush. in 2006, was reappointed to the commission by president barack obama in 2009. he brings over 16 years in experience in the telecommunications industry. welcome. chairman welling hoff was named chairman of the federal energy regulatory commission. the agency that oversees wholesale gas transportation in the united states by the president on march 19, 2009. a member of the commission since 200
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